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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726148/first-human-use-of-hybrid-synthetic-biologic-mesh-in-ventral-hernia-repair-a-multicenter-trial
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James G Bittner, Kevin El-Hayek, Andrew T Strong, Melissa Phillips LaPinska, Jin S Yoo, Eric M Pauli, Matthew Kroh
BACKGROUND: Mesh options for reinforcement of ventral/incisional hernia (VIH) repair include synthetic or biologic materials. While each material has known advantages and disadvantages, little is understood about outcomes when these materials are used in combination. This multicenter study reports on the first human use of a novel synthetic/biologic hybrid mesh (Zenapro(®) Hybrid Hernia Repair Device) for VIH repair. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter post-market clinical trial enrolled consecutive adults who underwent elective VIH repair with hybrid mesh placed in the intraperitoneal or retromuscular/preperitoneal position...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709589/initial-experience-of-transcatheter-closure-of-subarterial-vsd-with-the-amplatzer-duct-occluder
#2
Tsung-Cheng Shyu, Ming-Chih Lin, Yeak-Wun Quek, Sheng-Je Lin, Hean-Pat Saw, Sheng-Ling Jan, Yun-Ching Fu
BACKGROUND: The traditional treatment of subarterial ventricular septal defect (VSD) is open heart surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety and outcome of transcatheter closure with the Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO). METHODS: Between March 2012 and June 2015, a total of 16 patients (8 male and 8 female) with subarterial VSD who underwent transcatheter closure with the ADO were enrolled retrospectively. Their age ranged from 3.0 to 65.6 years, with the median of 35...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707608/atrial-septal-defect-and-an-unusual-anatomical-variant-of-double-chambered-right-ventricle-presenting-with-cyanosis
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Abraham Rothman, Gagandeep Singh, William N Evans
We treated two patients with unexplained cyanosis, an atrial septal defect and an unusual form of non-obstructive double-chambered right ventricle, with device closure of the atrial septal defect.
July 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707408/complete-heart-block-following-transcatheter-closure-of-perimembranous-vsd-using-amplatzer-duct-occluder-ii
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Sanjiban Ghosh, Anuradha Sridhar, Muthukumaran Sivaprakasam
Long term follow up studies have shown that transcatheter closure of perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect (PmVSD) can be done safely and successfully. One of the most serious complications of VSD device closure is complete atrioventricular block which has been reported in 3-18% is various studies following VSD device closure. Amplatzar Duct Occluder II (ADO-II) device is now commonly being used for closure of small to moderate sized PmVSD. Complete heart block has not been reported with ADO-II device. We are reporting 2 cases of complete heart block following transcatheter closure of PmVSD using ADO-II device where sinus rhythm was established following early surgical removal of the device...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701605/role-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-surgical-retrieval-of-embolized-amplatzer-device-and-closure-of-coronary-cameral-fistula
#6
Bhupesh Kumar, Alok Kumar, Ganesh Kumar, Harkant Singh
Congenital coronary artery fistula is an uncommon anomaly. Transcatheter coil embolization or Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of fistula is often done in symptomatic patients with safe accessibility to the feeding coronary artery. Embolization of Amplatzer vascular plug device is rare. We report an 11-year-old male child who presented to us with increasing shortness of breath for 7 years. He had a history of Amplatzer vascular plug device closure of right coronary-cameral fistula 8 years back. Echocardiography demonstrated a dilated aneurysmal right coronary artery with turbulent jet entering into the right ventricle (RV) and device embolized into the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697961/fifteen-year-results-of-radiofrequency-ablation-using-vnus-closure-for-the-abolition-of-truncal-venous-reflux-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
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M S Whiteley, I Shiangoli, S J Dos Santos, E B Dabbs, T J Fernandez-Hart, J M Holdstock
OBJECTIVES: Endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA) of varicose veins was introduced in the late 1990s with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the VNUS Closure device. The results of the original VNUS Closure device for the abolition of truncal venous reflux at 15 years are reported. METHODS: A prospective audit of a group of patients treated with VNUS Closure 15 years previously was carried out, using clinical assessment and duplex ultrasound. A total of 189 patients were treated with VNUS Closure between March 1999 and December 2001 and were invited for clinical assessment (subjective and objective) and duplex ultrasonography (DUS) to assess treatment outcome and de novo disease progression...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692596/inadvertent-cyclodialysis-cleft-and-hypotony-following-ab-interno-trabeculotomy-using-the-trabectome-device-requiring-surgical-repair
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Thomas A Berk, Jella A An, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
PURPOSE: To report the first case of inadvertent cyclodialysis cleft and hypotony requiring surgical repair following ab-interno trabeculotomy (AIT) using the Trabectome device, and the postoperative clinical results following direct suture cyclopexy. METHODS: A 55-year-old man with hypotonous maculopathy secondary to cyclodialysis cleft inadvertently created 3 years earlier during AIT using the Trabectome device was referred for repair. Direct suture cyclopexy was performed and topical homatropine and dexamethasone drops were prescribed postoperatively...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691914/residual-leaks-following-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-assessment-and-management-implications
#9
Claire E Raphael, Paul A Friedman, Jacqueline Saw, Sorin V Pislaru, Thomas M Munger, David R Holmes
Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure for stroke prevention in the setting of non valvular atrial fibrillation is an alternative to oral anticoagulation in patients with increased bleeding risk. It allows similar reduction in thromboembolic events, in particular stroke, compared to warfarin. A common clinical dilemma is the management of patients with peri-device leak after LAA occlusion. This has been documented in both percutaneous as well as with surgical approaches. The specific definitions of leak severity, and the longer term clinical implications are poorly understood...
July 11, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684051/patent-foramen-ovale-closure-to-prevent-secondary-neurologic-events
#10
REVIEW
Rosie Jasper, James C Blankenship
In October of 2016 the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the Amplatzer Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) occluder device for use in patients with cryptogenic stroke, to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke. This event followed 15years of off-label use of atrial septal occluder devices, 3 randomized trials, and enormous controversy over the efficacy of this procedure. While none of the trials reached the primary endpoint needed to prove the efficacy of PFO closure in preventing recurrent stroke, meta-analyses and 5-year follow-up of 1 trial suggest that PFO closure decreases the risk of recurrent stroke, especially in sub-groups with large shunts and atrial septal aneurysms, and especially when the Amplatzer device (rather than other devices) is used...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681132/lower-hospital-charges-and-societal-costs-for-catheter-device-closure-of-atrial-septal-defects
#11
Jessica N Sanchez, Michael D Seckeler
Atrial septal defects (ASD) are among the most common congenital heart defects. As more ASDs are corrected by interventional catheterization instead of surgery, it is critical to understand the associated clinical and societal costs. The goal of this study was to use a national U.S. database to describe hospital charges and societal costs for surgical and catheter-based (ASD) closure. Retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the Kids' Inpatient Database from January 2010 to December 2012. The database was queried for admissions for <21 years old with ICD-9 procedure codes for surgical (35...
July 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
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Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672963/easapprox-%C3%A2-skin-stretching-system-a-secure-and-effective-method-to-achieve-wound-closure
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Mingzhi Song, Zhen Zhang, Tao Liu, Song Liu, Gang Li, Zhaochang Liu, Jingyang Huang, Song Chen, Linan Li, Li Guo, Yang Qiu, Jiajia Wan, Yuejian Liu, Tao Wu, Xiaoyong Wang, Ming Lu, Shouyu Wang
Large skin defects are commonly observed in the clinic and have attracted much attention recently. Therefore, finding an effective solution for large skin defects is a global problem. The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of the EASApprox(®) skin-stretching system for closing large skin defects. Skin defects (5×5 cm) were created on the forearms of 9 Bama miniature pigs, which were randomly divided into the following three groups: Direct suture, the new EASApprox(®) skin-stretching device and Kirschner wires...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671551/3d-printing-for-sizing-left-atrial-appendage-closure-device-head-to-head-comparison-with-computed-tomography-and-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Michaela M Hell, Stephan Achenbach, In Seong Yoo, Joerg Franke, Florian Blachutzik, Jens Roether, Verena Graf, Dorette Raaz-Schrauder, Mohamed Marwan, Christian Schlundt
AIMS: Device sizing for LAA closure using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be challenging due to complex LAA anatomy. We investigated whether the use of 3D-printed left atrial appendage (LAA) models based on pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) permits accurate device sizing. METHODS AND RESULTS: 22 patients (73±8 years, 55% male) with atrial fibrillation requiring anticoagulation at high bleeding risk underwent LAA closure (WatchmanTM device). Pre-procedurally, LAA was sized by TEE and third-generation dual-source CT...
July 4, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668098/the-role-of-mouthguards-in-preventing-and-reducing-sports-related-trauma
#15
James Ij Green
a mouthguard, also known as a gumshield, mouth protector or sports guard is an appliance that covers the teeth and surrounding mucosa with the aim of preventing or reducing trauma to the teeth, gingival tissue, lips and jaws. The device is usually worn on the maxillary arch and works by separating the maxillary and mandibular dentition, protecting the teeth from the surrounding soft tissue, absorbing or redistributing shock and/or stabilising the mandible during traumatic jaw closure. They may also play a role in preventing and reducing concussion by absorbing impact forces that would otherwise be transmitted through the base of the skull to the brain, although the evidence for this is less conclusive...
May 1, 2017: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667405/utilizing-hybrid-techniques-to-maximize-clinical-outcomes-in-congenital-heart-disease
#16
REVIEW
David W Bearl, Gregory A Fleming
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past couple of decades have brought tremendous advances to the field of pediatric and adult congenital cardiology. Recent collaborations between interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have sparked novel innovative hybrid procedures that provide potentially safer, faster, and less invasive alternatives to the management of many diseases. This paper will review the most recent advances in hybrid interventions in the field of pediatric and adult congenital cardiology...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665467/single-center-comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-complications-of-arterial-vascular-closure-devices-in-interventional-radiology
#17
Matthew A Elmasri, Stephen T Kee, John M Moriarty, Antoinette Gomes, Edward W Lee, Justin P McWilliams
INTRODUCTION: Vascular closure devices (VCDs) are commonly used to achieve hemostasis of arterial access sites, but there is little comparative data on the variety of VCDs currently in clinical use. We reviewed the VCD experience at our institution to determine the safest and most effective VCD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 907 consecutive arterial procedures in interventional radiology from June 2012 to June 2014 was performed. Five VCDs were used: Angio-Seal (n = 478), FISH (n = 56), Mynx (n = 56), Perclose (n = 61), and Starclose (n = 68)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664427/safety-and-efficacy-of-the-endoscopic-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-liner-prototype-in-severe-or-morbidly-obese-subjects-implanted-for-up-to-3-years
#18
Nicolás Quezada, Rodrigo Muñoz, Carla Morelli, Dannae Turiel, Julián Hernández, Fernando Pimentel, Alex Escalona
BACKGROUND: The duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) is an endoscopic device that mimics the duodenal-jejunal exclusion component of the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Previous studies assessing the efficacy of the DJBL have shown 10-40% excess weight loss (%EWL) and improvements in obesity-associated comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new DJBL prototype over a 3-year period. METHODS: Morbidly obese subjects were enrolled in a single-arm, open-label, prospective trial...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662091/revisiting-the-vulnerability-of-juvenile-bigeye-thunnus-obesus-and-yellowfin-t-albacares-tuna-caught-by-purse-seine-fisheries-while-associating-with-surface-waters-and-floating-objects
#19
Joe Scutt Phillips, Graham M Pilling, Bruno Leroy, Karen Evans, Thomas Usu, Chi Hin Lam, Kurt M Schaefer, Simon Nicol
Tuna fisheries catch over three million tonnes of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) each year, the majority of which come from purse-seine vessels targeting fish associated with man-made fish aggregating devices (FADs). A significant challenge for fisheries management is to maximize the efficiency of skipjack tuna catches whilst minimizing the bycatch of small and immature bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and yellowfin (T. albacares) tuna, for which long-term sustainability is uncertain in 75% of the world's stocks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660560/jetstream-atherectomy-and-balloon-angioplasty-with-distal-embolic-protection-for-angio-seal%C3%A2-related-vascular-access-complications
#20
Mihir Barvalia, Mohammad Thawabi, Yassir Nawaz, Nishant Sethi, John Shao, Michael Amponsah, Gautam Visveswaran, Marc Cohen, Najam Wasty
Arteriotomy closure devices (ACDs) are routinely used for vascular closure during invasive cardiovascular procedures. They decrease time to hemostasis as well as length of stay. Major complications such as arterial ischemia and occlusion can be encountered in a minority of patients. We are describing a series of 3 patients with access site closure using Angio-Seal after coronary angiography who developed intermittent claudication within 2-3 weeks of follow-up. Access site thrombosis/stenosis in the CFA was found in all the three cases...
June 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
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